Erythema marginatum


Erythema marginatum

Infobox_Disease
Name = Erythema marginatum


Caption =
DiseasesDB = 4443
ICD10 = ICD10|L|53|2|2|50
ICD9 =
ICDO =
OMIM =
MedlinePlus =
eMedicineSubj =
eMedicineTopic =
MeshID =

Erythema marginatum is described as the presence of pink rings on the trunk and inner surfaces of the arms and legs which come and go for as long as several months.

An association with bradykinin has been proposed.cite journal |author=Starr JC, Brasher GW, Rao A, Posey D |title=Erythema marginatum and hereditary angioedema |journal=South. Med. J. |volume=97 |issue=10 |pages=948–50 |year=2004 |month=October |pmid=15558919 |doi= |url=http://meta.wkhealth.com/pt/pt-core/template-journal/lwwgateway/media/landingpage.htm?issn=0038-4348&volume=97&issue=10&spage=948]

Presentation

The rings are barely raised and are non-pruritic. The face is generally spared.

Associated conditions

It occurs in less than 5% of patients with rheumatic fever, but is considered a major when it does occur. The four other major criteria include carditis, polyarthritis, Sydenham's Chorea, and subcutaneous nodules.

It is an early feature of rheumatic fever and may be associated with mild carditis (inflammation of heart muscle).

Types

Some sources distinguish between the following:
* "Erythema marginatum rheumaticum"
* "Erythema marginatum perstans"

References

External links

* [http://www.your-doctor.net/images/cardiovascular/RF/Erythema_Marginatum.jpgPhoto]
* [http://health-pictures.com/erythema-marginatum-pictue.htm Health Pictures]
*
* - "Erythema Annulare Centrifugum" ("Erythema marginatum perstans")


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • erythema marginatum — rheumaticum a superficial, often asymptomatic, form of gyrate erythema sometimes seen with rheumatic fever; it is characterized by transient eruption on the trunk and extensor surfaces of the limbs of multiple flat, indurated lesions. Called also …   Medical dictionary

  • Erythema nodosum — Classification and external resources Erythema nodosum in a person who had recently had streptococcal pharyngitis ICD 10 L …   Wikipedia

  • Erythema multiforme — Classification and external resources Erythema multiforme minor of the hands ( note the blanching centers of the lesion ) ICD 10 L …   Wikipedia

  • Erythema annulare centrifugum — Classification and external resources ICD 10 L53.1 ICD 9 695.0 …   Wikipedia

  • Erythema — Not to be confused with Arrythmia. Erythema Classification and external resources Characteristic bull s eye rash (erythema migrans) of early Lyme …   Wikipedia

  • erythema circinatum — rheumaticum e. marginatum …   Medical dictionary

  • Erythema — A redness of the skin resulting from inflammation, for example, as caused by sunburn. * * * Redness due to capillary dilation. [G. e., flush] e. ab igne a reticulated, pigmented, macular eruption that occurs, often on the shins, in bakers,… …   Medical dictionary

  • erythema annulare — 1. gyrate erythema in which the lesions are ring shaped. 2. e. marginatum …   Medical dictionary

  • erythema annulare rheumaticum — e. marginatum …   Medical dictionary

  • Keratolytic winter erythema — Classification and external resources ICD 10 L53.9 ICD 9 695.9 …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.